Up to present I have not been sick.
Very stormy & boat pitching
Very stormy weather.
Snow & high wind.
Lots of people seasick
Embarked on S.S. Grampian which left at 4 pm.
Very cold weather
Travelling 2nd Class with Mr. Pitt & Mr. Ross
Very cold: 20 below zero
Staying at a private boarding house to await Embarkation.
All spoke French. But what French!
Arrived at Ottawa at 10:10 am & had some coffee (10c cup). Ottawa has about 3 flags flying. Slushy snow here.
Arrive in Montreal at 12:55 noon
Took transfer baggage Bus to Place Viger Station (C.P.R) for Quebec.
Strolled into Montreal City & had dinner & supper. Saw “Million Dollar Mystery” Finale. Sent Picture Postcards to friends. On train at 11:30 pm
Passed an uncomfortable night on the train.
Today – more comfortable
Sentries are on guard over Bridges and Reservoirs etc.
Snow at Bowie a few miles east of Sicamous. Posted letter to J.M. Fromme, Lynn Creek, B.C. re Lumber for ceiling
Snow 12 inches deep at Field & Lake Louise, Rogers Pass.
Busy packing up. Said good bye to Reverend & Mrs. N.J. Thompson also Mr Holte.
4 pm young Frank Neate calls: busy getting ready. Leave at 5 pm for Vancouver, after having supper with Mrs. Graham and Charles
To Vancouver at 6:30 pm to C.P.R
Train leaves at 6:45 pm. I kiss Mrs. Graham good bye & bid good bye to Charles also.
To Post Office & received my transportation papers from Ottawa.
Mrs Graham (Bessie) says “I am absolutely Happy” ?!!x?????
Said good bye to Mr Neats, Maude, Jack Barker, Whipps.
To Vancouver with Mrs. F Graham & Charles. Went to Dominion & Rex Theatre. C.P.R. Station.
To Neate’s and Esdaile’s & I said good-bye also to Councillor Westover & Duncan’s.
Back to Graham’s at 10:30 pm
Working on Keith Road School
I send letter to Ottawa, also one 2 days ago offering my services to government
Reverend N.J. Thompson calls
The Battle of the Aisne has lasted 18 days
To Haswell’s at 8 pm.
*The Battle of the Aisne – A follow up attack by French and British forces after the Battle of the Marne. The battle began on September 12th. The German troops quickly retreated and then created entrenched defensive positions on the North Bank of the Aisne River. The French and English also dug in, creating entrenched positions.
Raining all day
Germans have retreated to the Vosges Mountains & their front extends 150 miles
They have over 1 ½ million men in the field. Their losses have been enormous. Our total losses are 15,000 killed, wounded & missing